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    Essential Fallout: New Vegas Mods

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    BootySweat
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    Essential Fallout: New Vegas Mods

    Post by BootySweat on Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:42 am

    Let's compile a list of all the best mods for Fallout: New Vegas.

    I haven't tried very many - do you guys have some suggestions?

    So far I like:
    Expensive Wasteland - Increases all merchant prices by 5x - helps make the Hardcore mode more challenging and balances the way it is too easy to become rich in the vanilla game.
    Harder Hardcore Rates - Gives the Hardcore mode some "teeth" so you actually run out of food and water some times. I even died from dehydration!
    Arwen's Realism Tweaks - Simply awesome Fallout New Vegas Gameplay Overhaul, focused on making the New Vegas Mojave Wasteland a much harsher place, where your stats and skills are MUCH more important.
    Conelrad Radio Sation - Adds a new Radio Station to New Vegas with an authentic 1950s pre-war feel, music that fits with the vanilla version of the game and some awesome nuclear holocaust-related PSAs.

    Here is a list of mods with links and descriptions - haven't installed any of these yet, personally, other than the ones mentioned above and NVSE, as well as the 4GB Patch:

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    Utilities
    NVSE - extends New Vegas scripting capabilities. NVSE is essential for many of the mods in this list.
    BOSS - re-orders your load order.
    3GB Fallout New Vegas PLUS[/url]- Enables Fallout New Vegas 32-bit to currently use less than 4GB of RAM, NVSE compatible and tested.
    Wrye Flash - Similar to Wrye Bash (for Oblivion) and Wrye Mash (for Morrowind), Wrye Flash allows for many sophisticated ways to merge a large number of mods together with a "bashed" patch.
    FOMM- A collection of utilities related to both creating and using mods.
    FNVEdit - FNVEdit is an advanced graphical module viewer/editor and conflict detector .
    Save Key - Adds a hotkey to save the game. (Not Quicksave, but a "hard" save).
    FNV Plugin Utility - Allows you to merge plugins.
    CASM - Improves the Save system.
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    Radio Stations:
    New Vegas Jazz - Adds a Jazz radio Station.
    Conelrad Radio Sation - Adds a new Radio Station to New Vegas with an authentic 1950s pre-war feel, music that fits with the vanilla version of the game and some awesome nuclear holocaust-related PSAs.

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    Overhaul Mods
    Arwen's Realism Tweaks - Simply awesome Fallout New Vegas Gameplay Overhaul, focused on making the New Vegas Mojave Wasteland a much harsher place, where your stats and skills are MUCH more important.
    Project Nevada - A collection of changes enhancing the FPS gameplay feel, such as a sprint mod, grenade hotkey, and a lot more.
    Powered Power Armor - Power Armor now has a lot of enhancements, it carries itself, it can be recharged, among other cool stuff.
    Passive Animals & Critters - Alters the default Animal Behavior.
    WME - Weapon Mod Expansion - Expands on Vanilla Weapon Mod Expansion.
    FOOK - An overhaul mod which adds hundreds of new items, high quality retextures and many new gameplay features to the base game.
    XFO NV Overhaul - XFO-NV is a modular overhaul for Fallout: New Vegas. That means that it addresses many issues, but you can choose what you want and what you don't. (more info HERE

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    Places and Quests:

    New Vegas Bounties - New Quest, on which you assume the role of a Bounty Hunter.
    Wasteland Defense - Construct your own wasteland fort and defend it from enemy raiders.
    New Vegas Strip No Gates - Removes gates from the Strip.
    Tales From The Burning Sands - Adds a quest to the game.
    A World of Pain - Adds 48 intense locations to the wasteland filled with enemies and loot.
    Strip and Freeside Markers - Adds Map Markers to the Strip and Freeside.
    Colonized Freeside - Overhauls Freeside to a more realistic level of detail a civilization whilst staying law Friendly.
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    Tweaks:
    Expensive Wasteland - Increases all merchant prices by 5x - helps make the Hardcore mode more challenging and balances the way it is too easy to become rich in the vanilla game.
    Harder Hardcore Rates - Gives the Hardcore mode some "teeth" so you actually run out of food and water some times. I even died from dehydration!
    Less Intrusive Kill Cam - Decreases the Kill Cam duration and frequency.
    Animated Food and Drinks - Adds an animation for drinking and eating.
    Active Wasteland - Forgotten items such as lamps, or coffee makers now have actions.
    KTs SpeedSquad - Changes the Companions following distance.
    Reactive People I and II - People now react to your actions, such as sneaking around or pointing a gun at them.
    Free Wild Wasteland - Gives the Wild Wasteland trait for free. As soon as you leave goodsprings, it will ask you whether you want this trait or not.
    No Neos - Enemies can no longer dodge bullets.
    Sniper Perk Enhanced - Enhances the Sniper Perk, by reducing spread, among other things.
    Charisma Based Follower Limit - Self Explanatory.
    Bottle That Water - Enables you to bottle water for later drinking.
    Mojave Express Expansion - Turns the Post Office boxes into Mojave Express dropbox send stations.
    Casino Bets - Replaces the minimum/maximum bet value according to how well the casino looks.
    Lucky Lighter - Gives the Lucky Lighter a +1 Luck effect.
    IWS Increased Spawn - Self Explanatory.
    Resident Evil Camera - Changes the Camera to work like in Resident Evil.
    NCR Enhancement - Adds new npcs, vendors and fortifications (lore friendly).
    Z 1ASS RPG - Changes to quest, Perk/Trait, Stat, Skill and message descriptions to reflect 1st person, among other things.
    Realistic Weapons Damage - RWD - Increases BodyPart Damage, headshots are now Fatal and combat is much more dangerous. Also increases explosion effect.
    The Walking Dead - Makes ghouls walk, among other things.
    Weapon Animation Replacers - Replaces weapons animations.
    Fallout New Vegas Re-Animated - Improves game animation, like aiming, running, etc.
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    Graphics Mods
    The Imaginator - User-Selectable image enhancement such as film grain.
    Rusty Highway - Adds damaged cars throughout the Highway.
    Detailed Normals - Bumps up the New Vegas Landscape textures and makes them more crisp and detailed.
    Parkerized Pip Boy - Improves the Pip-Boy general look.
    Arenovalis Weapon Retexture Project - This is a pack release containing all of Arenovalis's New Vegas weapon re-textures.
    FNV Enhanced Shaders - adds some visual pizazz and styling to the graphics of Fallout New Vegas.
    Visual Drugs - Adds visual effects to chems.
    Dynavision I - Provides a dynamic depth-of-field and auto-focus effect similar to a camera.
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    Bug Fixes and Patches:
    New Vegas Stutter Remover - Attempts to remove stutter by doing several things to improve performance.

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    NPC Mods:
    NCR Doggy Buddies - Changes the NCR Dogs to normal dogs, and adds a NCR Helmet.
    Alsatian Rex - Transforms Rex into a Real Dog.
    New Vegas Redesigned - Enhances NPC faces, similar to Tamriel NPCs Revamped for Oblivion.
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    Weather:
    Nevada Skies URWL - Improves the game with weather settings such as sandstorms, and a sky resembling real life with URWL lighting.
    Electro City - Adds light sources .
    Lighten Up New Vegas - Adds more diversion to the soundtrack.
    Interior Lighting Overhaul - Improves the interiors, making it darker.
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    Clean Up:
    Clean Up New Vegas - Cleans up New Vegas, removing useless clutter from the ground.
    New Vegas Restoration - Cleans up New Vegas, removes Trash , etc.
    Cleaned Novac - Cleans up Novac, removes all the trash and fixes the street.
    Clean Goodsprings - Cleans up Goodsprings, removing all the trash.
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    User Interface
    Asuka HUD - Changes the HUD, replacing icons, etc.
    Pip Boy Readius - It replaces the regular ingame Pipboy with a handheld Readius-like device.
    Darnified UI - Improves the User Interface in a number of ways.
    HUD Extended - Extends the HUD to see time, among other things.
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    Textures
    Enhanced Blood Textures - Enhances the default blood texture, along with several other improvements such as screen splatter.
    High Resolution Night Sky - Enhances the Night Sky.
    Hi-Res World View Weapon Textures - Makes the guns look exactly like they do in first-person.
    Hi-Res Eyes Replacer - Enhances the Eye Texture.
    Ojo Bueno HQ Textures - Enhances the game textures.
    Philekos HQ Ranger Armor - A retexture of the Ranger Combat armor.
    NV - Terrain Recreational Project - [Detailed Normals Required] Improves Terrain Textures
    HuntersJoy Pack - Enhances and removes the unrealistic coloured glow from monsters.
    Human Body and Face - New normals and speculars for default human bodies.
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    Clothes
    De-Equipable Companion - The goal of this project was to allow the removal of default companion weapons and armor to allow for a more customizable experience.
    TYPE 3 Body and Armor Replacer - Transforms the Feminine armors into a more "Feminine" type.
    Fade That Faction Armor - You can now fade the faction script from a faction armor, so you can use it like a normal armor.
    BlackWolf Backpacks - Adds wearable backpacks to the game.
    Dragonskin Tactical Outfit- Adds a selection of "dragonskin" outfits - in different colours and camo patterns.
    Advanced Recon Thermal Nightvision - This mod adds several sets of stealth armor.
    Reinforced Armors - Adds an option to reinforce armors. EX: Leather Armor > Reinforced Leather Armor[/list]



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    Re: Essential Fallout: New Vegas Mods

    Post by ChickenSoup on Mon Jul 25, 2011 4:28 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juMWKWR_BCo

    This mod is essential. Adds so many new things, and you can customize every aspect of it.

    You can customize damage multiplier, hardcore rates, level up rates, falling damage, how hard it is to sneak, sneak indicator, barter difficulty, and more.
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    Re: Essential Fallout: New Vegas Mods

    Post by BootySweat on Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:33 am

    ChickenSoup wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juMWKWR_BCo

    This mod is essential. Adds so many new things, and you can customize every aspect of it.

    You can customize damage multiplier, hardcore rates, level up rates, falling damage, how hard it is to sneak, sneak indicator, barter difficulty, and more.

    Looks like a lot of fun. Added to OP.
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    Re: Essential Fallout: New Vegas Mods

    Post by WoWgod on Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:49 pm

    Damn Bootysweat, you should be a mod lol.
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    Re: Essential Fallout: New Vegas Mods

    Post by BootySweat on Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:35 pm

    WoWgod wrote:Damn Bootysweat, you should be a mod lol.

    LOL I am!
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    Re: Essential Fallout: New Vegas Mods

    Post by PlatonicBeast on Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:42 pm

    BootySweat wrote:
    WoWgod wrote:Damn Bootysweat, you should be a mod lol.

    LOL I am!

    Epic fail
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    Re: Essential Fallout: New Vegas Mods

    Post by StingLikeaBee on Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:08 pm

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